First preview shots of the VW Jetta TDi cup race car that will be added to the iRacing lineup quite soon have surfaced on the simulation’s website. Powered by a 2l four cylinder diesel engine, the car puts out 168hp.
The car is used in the VW Jetta TDi Cup racing series where young and aspiring drivers compete for the championship and $100.000 prize money. iRacing’s virtual version of the cup will be offering exciting incentive too, giving sim racers the chance to prove they have real driving talent. Once the season is over, the top ranked drivers which meet the VW Jetta TDI Cup requirements (age between 16-26 and North American/Mexcio resident) will receive an invitation by Volkswagen of America and get their chance to prove themselves in a real VW Jetta TDI Cup race car.
Volkswagen will be selecting 30 drivers to compete in the real-life 2010 season and should the iRacing qualifier be among them, his/her full season will be paid for! The partnership goes even further as iRacing.com will be the primary gateway to the Driver Selections event for the 2011 VW Jetta TDI Cup season.